Urban farming goes underground - in London's World War II bomb shelters

Urban farming goes underground - in London's World War II bomb shelters

Urban sprawl around the world has created an agricultural epidemic due to the decreasing space available for farmland. Ideas about how urban farming can improve the agricultural sector, as well as the sustainability of the produce, has become more apparent within the last ten years. Recently, an urban farm was built under Clapham , London, showcasing the possibilities for urban agriculture. Thirty-three meters under Clapham is a network of tunnels that have been partially converted to grow a range of different vegetables. Originally, the tunnels were built as World War II bomb shelters that could accommodate 8,000 people. The company behind the urban farm is Zero Carbon Food , founded by Steven Dring and Richard Ballard . Photograph of Steven Dring and Richard Ballard, Zero Carbon Food Over the next decade, London’s population will grow by 24%. This will increase the real ...

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